This month Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok plays host to a unique and unforgettable guest chef series
Make your reservations now, because on February 18th and 19th—and then again on February 22nd and 23rd—the prestigious Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok hotel will be presenting Culinary Greats, an incredible and dynamic guest chef series that will bring to Bangkok a star-studded line-up of leading international gastronomic talents from across Asia.
First up in this culinary master series is Chef Umberto Bombana from 8½ Otto e mezzo Bombana in Hong Kong. He will delight diners at a 6-course dinner (priced at B9,500++) at Le Normandie restaurant on February 18th. Here is what you should know about the chef:
Hailed as “The King of White Truffles”, Chef Umberto Bombana delights the palates of the world’s finest gourmet. A native of Bergamo in Northern Italy, Chef Bombana’s talent and skills soon took him around the world, eventually arriving in Hong Kong in 1993 to open Toscana, which became an iconic destination of the fine dining scene for 15 years. Recognition for Chef Bombana’s culinary creations reached an unprecedented level of prestige when he was awarded the Best Italian Chef in Asia by the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners (ICIF) in 2002 and then Worldwide Ambassador of the White Truffle in 2006 by the Piedmontese Regional Enoteca Cavour in Italy.
In 2008, Chef Bombana began his most personal and distinctive project — 8½ Otto e mezzo Bombana. The restaurant name, selected personally by the chef as a tribute to his favourite Italian film director Federico Fellini’s 1963 movie “8½”, is a celebration of Italian lifestyle and art. In December 2010, the restaurant was awarded two Michelin stars after only eleven months of opening. It further achieved three stars in the 2012 Michelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau, becoming the first and only Italian restaurant outside Italy to receive such high recognition and since then, it has retained the honour for six consecutive years.
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
48, Charoenkrung Soi 40
All prices are food only.
For ticket information please call: 02 659 9000 ext. 7390,
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